Research Affiliates - Canadian & International

Professor Henning Bjornlund is a Research Professor in Water Policy and Management, School of Commerce, at University of South Australia Business School. He has been researching water management and policy issues in Australia since 1993, and in Canada since 2005. Since 2013 he has focused on working with small scale irrigators in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the last four years he has focused his research on improving the productivity and profitability of small-scale irrigators in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. Professor Bjornlund is Chair of the Publications Committee of the International Water Resources Association and serves on the board of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium and the International Water Resources Association.

Dr. Shelley Clark is a James McGill Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill University. She directs the CFI-funded Life History, Health, and HIV/AIDS data laboratory, which aims to make data from longitudinal demographic and health surveys in developing countries more accessible.  From 2007 to 2017, she held a Canada Research Chair in Youth, Gender, and Global Health. After receiving her BA from the University of Virginia, she completed her PhD in public and international affairs at Princeton University. In the summer of 2006, she joined the Department of Sociology at McGill as an Associate Professor. 

Dr. Miles Corak is a Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, and Senior Scholar at the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Socio-economic inequality, Graduate Center, at the City University of New York. Prior to joining the Graduate Center, Dr. Corak was Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa Canada and a member of the senior management at Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency. He has been a visiting researcher with the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy; the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the University of London; the Office of Population Research at Princeton University; the Russell Sage Foundation; and was a visiting professor with the Department of Economics at Harvard University. During 2017, he served as The Economist in Residence with the Canadian Federal government.

Dr. Daniel J. Dutton is an Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. He has taught or currently teaches econometrics, statistics, epidemiology, and population health classes and has served on the City of Calgary’s ”Calgary Equity Index” working group. Dr. Dutton completed his Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences with a specialization in Population and Public Health at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, in 2014. His previous degrees were in Economics. Prior to his Ph.D. Dan worked for a short time in the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Dr. Dutton’s work emphasizes distributional impact of changes in government policy or societal factors.

 Dr. Herb Emery is Professor of Economics and serves as Vaughn Chair in Regional Economics, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus. Previously he was Professor of Economics, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and the Program Director, Health Policy in the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.  Dr. Emery received a BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University in 1988 and a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia in 1993. He taught at the University of Calgary, 1993-2016, where he was also the Managing Editor of Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de polotiques.

Dr. Michael Haan is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Migration & Ethnic Relations, Social Sciences and Humanities, Western University, London, Ontario. Dr. Haan is also a Research Associate at the McGill Centre for Population Dynamics. From 2005-2010, he held an academic appointment at the University of Alberta, where he was Winspear-Archer Research Fellow in Immigration and Social Policy. He continues to be an adjunct faculty member and research associate at U of A’s Population Research Laboratory. From 2010-2015, he was Canada Research Chair in Population and Social Policy at the University of New Brunswick. He is currently president of the Canadian Population Society.

Dr. Abdie Kazemipur is Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, and the Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the U of C, he was the University Scholar in Social Sciences at the University of Lethbridge and held the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Culture Change and Immigration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also been the founding academic director of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centres at Lethbridge and Memorial universities. He is currently working on the manuscript for his 9th book, tentatively titled Sacred as Secular: Secularization under Theocracy in Iran.

Dr. Raphael Lencucha is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. He holds an FRQS chercheurs-boursiers (Junior 1) and is a full member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation. Raphael is interested in the social, political and economic context of public policy making and implementation. He is currently conducting research examining the development and implementation of Canada’s first federal recovery-oriented mental health strategy. He is also engaged in research that examines the intersection of public health policymaking (tobacco control) and economic policy. He received his BScKin from the University of Calgary, a BScOT from the University of Alberta, his PhD at Western University and he held a post-doc in Ottawa.

Dr. Heidi MacDonald is the Dean of Arts, and a Professor of History and Politics, at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. She received her BA from Mount Saint Vincent University, MA from Saint Mary’s University, and PhD from the University of New Brunswick. She in an historian of twentieth-century Canada with specializations in Atlantic Canada, the Great Depression, women religious (nuns), suffrage, and youth. She has taught a variety of Canadian history and oral history courses. Her SSHRC-funded project, Women Religious in Atlantic Canada since 1960, considers the intersection of women religious with feminism and the state in Atlantic Canada.

Dr. Kevin McQuillan is Professor of Sociology and Academic Director and Interim Director of MPP, Division of Fiscal and Economic Policy at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. He was Deputy Provost at the University of Calgary from 2014-2018. He moved to the University of Calgary as Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences in 2007. Following the creation of a new Faculty of Arts, he served as the first dean of the Faculty. Dr. McQuillan is a native of Montreal, received his B.A. at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Professor McQuillan’s research touches on a variety of topics in demography.

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